Labour has held Bassetlaw for the last 23 General Elections. This is the type of seat that the other political parties need to concentrate their efforts on come the election.
The Bassetlaw Constituency covers the northernmost area of Nottinghamshire. It’s a predominantly rural area – its main settlements being the market towns of Worksop and Retford.
The district of Bassetlaw is split into 25 separate wards for the general election, including the former coal mining areas of Beckingham, Harworth and Bircotes, Langold, Tuxford and Trent and Welbeck.
In terms of its election history, the constituency is a safe seat for the Labour Party. Its candidates have held the seat since the 1929 General Election. This seat has been retained by Labour from until the resignation of the MP John Mann at the end of October 2019.
Following the results of the EU Referendum in 2016, it’s clear that the Brexit Party and The Conservatives will be hopeful of having an impact here too. Out of a voting turnout of almost 75%, 67.8% voted Leave.
There are four candidates standing in Bassetlaw. Keir Morrison is standing for the Labour Party, for the Conservatives it’s Brendan Clarke-Smith, for the Liberal Democrats it’s’ Helen Tamblyn-Saville and for The Brexit Party it’s Debbie Soloman.